COVID-19 Vaccine Study for Pregnant Women Launches

The first COVID-19 vaccine study for women who are pregnant has been launched across the UK – with Edinburgh playing a key role in the research. The study will look to understand the safety and tolerability of the Pfizer-BioNTech jab in women who are both pregnant and healthy. It will also seek to evaluate the [...]

By |2021-06-09T13:13:43+00:00June 9th, 2021|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

The Cambrian Alliance Group and Target Healthcare Announce New Supply Agreement

The Cambrian Alliance Group and Target Healthcare are pleased to announce that they have entered into a new supply agreement for the provision of generic and PI medicines to independent pharmacy across the UK. This new supply agreement combines Cambrian’s market leading buying platform, e-CASS, with Target’s first class delivery service and supply arrangements. With [...]

By |2021-06-09T11:34:37+00:00June 9th, 2021|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

The MHRA concludes positive safety profile for Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds

An extension to the current UK approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine that allows its use in 12- to 15-year-olds has today been authorised by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This follows a rigorous review of the safety, quality and effectiveness of the vaccine in this age group by the MHRA and [...]

By |2021-06-09T08:45:58+00:00June 9th, 2021|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Pharmacy PRPS Training Grant Extended

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) has announced that they will extend the PRPS training grant to support Pharmacy PRPS trainees (2020/2021 cohort) financially until they are able to join the provisional register on 1st August 2021 if their training year finishes before this date. This is in response to a delay in the General [...]

By |2021-06-09T08:45:46+00:00June 9th, 2021|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Profession’s charity seeks new Trustees

As the profession’s charity, Pharmacist Support relies heavily on a dedicated team of volunteers to support its work. At the beginning of 2021, the charity announced plans to enhance its volunteer schemes to ensure that they reflect the diverse experiences, backgrounds and needs of all in their pharmacy family. In recognition of Volunteers Week (June [...]

By |2021-06-07T11:25:52+00:00June 7th, 2021|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Demand for Sexual Health Products Expected to Accelerate as Consumers Get Ready for a Summer of Love

New research by VIAGRA connect released today reveals that 72% of men in the UK aged 25-34 are planning to visit a pharmacy to stock up on sexual health products in preparation for a post lockdown summer of love.[i] Additionally, this applies to almost three quarters (74%) of respondents who experience erection problems (EPs).i The [...]

By |2021-06-02T08:56:36+00:00June 2nd, 2021|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

TriMedika, Manufacturers of TRITEMP, the Non-Contact Medical Thermometer Eliminating Plastic Waste and Engineered for Hospital Use

50% of Hospital Acquired Infections are preventable. A 900 bed hospital takes 2-3 million temperatures per year – that’s 2-3 million unnecessary contact points with patients. The TRITEMPtm offers zero patient contact reducing infection spread, lowering costs and eliminating plastic waste in hospitals. Over 5 years ago whilst working in hospitals, we recognised an [...]

By |2021-06-10T08:40:39+00:00May 26th, 2021|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Journey to the Cloud – Cegedim Healthcare Solutions

The healthcare industry is now well into its digital transformation journey, having embraced new digital platforms in order to reduce costs while providing higher levels of service and engagement for all stakeholders, including providers, physicians, payers, and patients. The cloud is becoming ever more critical within the transformation journey and whilst the healthcare sector started [...]

By |2021-05-20T09:30:32+00:00May 20th, 2021|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

Reforming Scottish Pharmacy Education: Five-Year Timeline Unveiled

Scottish pharmacy bodies have unveiled a five-year timeline to modernise pharmacy education, boosting the number of Independent Prescribers (IPs) and helping to deliver on strategic ambitions for pharmacy in Scotland.   The plan sets out timings for the introduction of the new Foundation Training Year, introduction of new GPhC standards, and the eventual graduation of [...]

By |2021-05-19T12:00:23+00:00May 19th, 2021|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments

NPA Partners with Mental Health Charities as Centenary Celebrations Continue

The National Pharmacy Association has partnered with Mind in England and Wales, and its sister charities in Scotland and Northern Ireland, SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) and Inspire Wellbeing – to raise awareness of pharmacy services for people with mental health problems and to raise funds for the vital work of these charities.The initiative [...]

By |2021-05-13T14:14:14+00:00May 13th, 2021|Regional News, SH News|0 Comments
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